SK in SK: South Korea & Other Countries

South Korea has always been closely linked to its neighbors: China, Japan, Mongolia & other northern nomadic nations, and since the 20th century division of the Korean peninsula, South Korea has always been linked to North Korea. As South Korea increases its international trade, including the export of its pop culture, it is becoming more closely linked to many countries in the world.

This list organizes different posts by country. When a post pertains to both the United States and North Korea, I have listed it under ‘United States of America’ since anybody who wants to find all of the North Korea posts can click ‘North Korea’ under ‘Categories’ on the right.

China
The Famous Waterfalls of Seogwipo & Jungmun
Busosanseong: Where the Baekje Kingdom Fell
Pansori Performance at Jeonju’s Sori Festival
Changdeokgung, the Last Palace I Visited in South Korea, Part 4: Nakseonjae
Seongeup Folk Village
Jongmyo, the Ancestral Shrine of the Joseon Kings
Gyeongbokgung, the Largest Palace in Seoul
Theatrical Performance in Seoul: Miso ‘Baebijang-jeon’
Jump: Another Super-Popular Nonverbal Show

Japan
Learning about Baekje at the Buyeo National Museum
The Tomb of King Muryeong in Gongju: the Most Important Ancient Tomb in South Korea
The Treasures of King Muryeong at the Gongju National Museum
Nagan Castle Folk Village, Part 2: An Open-Air Museum of Joseon-era Life
From Shimonoseki to Busan
A Final Morning in South Korea: Seodaemun Prison
Downtown Incheon
Jeju Museum of War History Peace at Gama Oreum
Jogyesa: A Buddhist Temple in the Heart of Seoul
Genius Loci: Japanese Architect Meets Jeju Island

Europe
Sanbangsan, the Cliff Sitting on Jeju’s Coast
Cheongju: City of the Jikji
Deoksugung: A Palace at Night
Heyri: The Art Village near the DMZ
Yeomiji Botanical Garden in Jungmun
Dongdaemun Plaza
Busan: Books, Beach, and Basement Cinema
Manjanggul, the Lava Tube Cave, and Gimyeong Maze Park
Spaland in the World’s Biggest Department Store
Seokbulsa: The Really Cool Temple I Visited with Polish Tourists

United States of America
Guardian of the Han River: Ganghwa Island
Ehwa Womans University
April 3rd Peace Park in Jeju
Goseong, Sokcho, and Gangwon Province’s North Korea Connection
War Memorial & Museum of Korea, Part 1
War Memorial & Museum of Korea, Part 2
The Joint Security Area at Panmunjeom Part 1: Where South Korea Talks with North Korea
The Joint Security Area at Panmunjeom Part 2: The Axe Murder and Bridge of No Return
Gangneung: a Joseon Villa, a Gramophone Museum, and a Tofu Village
The May 18th National Cemetery in Gwangju
A Documentary about Jeju Shamanism at the Jeju Women’s Film Festival
https://sknsk.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/seoraksan-national-park-the-highest-peak-daecheongbong/

North Korea
A Final Afternoon in South Korea: Bukaksan, the Northern Guardian of Seoul
The Third Tunnel in the DMZ
The North Korean Submarine at Jeongdongjin
Dorasan: The Train Station without Trains, and a Peek into North Korea

Other Countries or Too Many Countries
The Remains of the Original Ancient Baekje Capital ‘Hanseong’
The UN Cemetary in Busan
The Taebaek Coal Museum
The ‘Folk Village’ and Hanoks of Gyeongju (plus economy and food)
Itaewon: The Neighborhood Where All of the Foreigners in Seoul Are
The National Museum of Korea
The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art: The Last Art Gallery I Visited in South Korea (Part 2)
The Andong Mask Dance Festival
Festivities, Museums, and Art in Gwangju
Guinsa, the Sanctuary in Sobaeksan

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About Sara K.

Sara K. is an aromantic asexual from California who has previously lived in Taiwan. She blogs at the notes which do not fit, has previously been a contributor at Manga Bookshelf, and has written guest posts for Hacking Chinese. She enjoys reading, travel, live theatre, learning languages, and gardening.
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